Recommendations in N. MI or Ontario? Where to go for family fishing.

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by johndeere506, May 9, 2018.

  1. johndeere506

    johndeere506

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    Does anyone have any info or recommendations on where to fish in Northern MI or Ontario near the soo? Im looking for family fishing adventure stuff, so usually numbers of fish beats size or species, and smaller or protected water. Would be nice to catch multiple species.
    We go to Traverse bay sometimes but isnt working well as a fishery for really young kids, so looking to plan some summer trips.
    Indian river? Where in the UP? Where in Ontario?
     
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    In July or early Aug the herring run is on in the river. We use to go around Lime Island. Don't know what kind of boat you have But whatever size stay away from the freighters
     

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    Esnagi Lake Ontario unbelievable walleye, pike, and brook trout fishing. Been to Ontario several times and that's my favorite lake you can fly in or take the train which is kind of cool.


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  4. Zkovach1175

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    Couple places come to mind

    For the UP: sunset pines in Curtis mi

    Ontario: waterfalls lodge. 1.5 hours past the bridge (drive too camp) and very family friendly. Has a swim beach too.

    Both places are on YouTube and have websites
     
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  5. ebijack

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    Is this a one day deal or are you staying and fishing. Northern Mi or UP. So many lakes to fish with easy access.
    Brevoort Lake was a great spot to camp/fish with the kids.
    http://www.fishweb.com/maps/mackinac/brevoortlake/index.html
    Also Little Brevoort has some real good fishing , alot smaller in size with rustic camping only.
    What size boat etc would also help us help you.
     
  6. johndeere506

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    I have a 16.5ft aluminum fishing boat. Im looking for a destination to fish for a full day or maybe two. We can either camp local, or hit the lake on the way to/from Ontario where we go to see the inlaws.
     
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    Lake Gogebic in the U.P. is nice & plenty of fish (pike, smallies, walleye & jumbo perch) but on the smaller side.. You can camp at the State Park right on the water. Many smaller lakes in the area. There's also the Porcupine Mountains north of there that you can visit. It's a long drive but worth it if you want the piece & quite.
     
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    Brevort lake has a great campground and crawler harnesses work for pike, walleye and perch. Caught some big smallies on cranks. Would work for your size of boat.
     
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    Look to see if Brownlee’s Housekeeping Cabins on St Joesph island is still in business. The north side of the island is loaded with pike, smallmouth, and walleye. If you can’t reach them, there are cabins in the mainland side in Bruce Mines (including a lighthouse you can rent) that is only a couple mile run by boat to get he best fishing grounds. Both places are less than 45 minutes east of the Soo. On the US side, Drummond Island is great but there are way more fish on the Canadian side. If you don’t mind a 20 mike boat run from Drummond you can hit the Canadian side too. Feel free to PM me if you wish. I love it up there.